Willie Coffey MSP

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Willie Coffey MSP

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  • Member for: Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley
  • Region: South Scotland
  • Party: Scottish National Party

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Parliamentary Activities

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European and External Relations Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Willie Coffey (Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley) (SNP) Stewart Maxwell’s report is extensive. I am taken aback by the breadth and depth of the subjects that it covers. I looked through the report to see whether mention is made of broadband infrastructure, which is a subject that has featured regularly at the committee. Does the Committee of the Regions ...

European and External Relations Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Willie Coffey That would be great.



European and External Relations Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Willie Coffey On the first item that is noted in the paper—the structural and investment funds—members will recall the youth employment initiative and see the item relating to that on page 5 of the paper.

I hope that that will make an impact in the south-west of Scotland and Ayrshire, which I represent...

European and External Relations Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Willie Coffey We will also keep an eye on the youth employment initiative.



European and External Relations Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Willie Coffey The bulletin mentions access to finance for research and innovation. Members will see that, through the Commission and the European Investment Bank, there is a potential pot of €24 billion for research and innovation for small and medium-sized enterprises. The question is how we ensure that companie...

European and External Relations Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Willie Coffey A favourite issue of Helen Eadie’s was how to get hold of that type of information and make it easy to understand and easy to apply for funds. Helen always, quite rightly, raised the issue at committee of how Scotland gets access to available funds. That particular fund is entirely demand driven, so...

European and External Relations Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Willie Coffey I would like to open up a little discussion about Scotland’s role in the European Union as an independent nation and the influence that we might bring to bear as a small member state. You cannot have failed to read or hear about the spat that involves the UK Prime Minister and Jean-Claude Juncker. I...

European and External Relations Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Willie Coffey Do you see a danger that, if we stay in the UK, we might have to leave the EU on the back of a vote in the rest of the UK? As recently as yesterday, Danny Alexander warned in a speech in America that that could put at risk more than 3 million jobs in the UK. What impact might that have in Scotland?<...

European and External Relations Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Willie Coffey On the potential of Scotland as a small member state within the EU, you mentioned earlier that what matters is not so much the number and size of embassies as the impact. How do you see Scotland developing relations with small member states and reaching out to potential new members of the EU? Before...

European and External Relations Committee 26 June 2014 : Thursday, June 26, 2014
Willie Coffey What strengths will we bring to the table? You have mentioned a few areas, such as climate justice and renewable energy. Are EU members aware of Scotland’s strengths and of what we bring to the table in expertise, skills and so on? What are your plans to ensure that we make that offer to Europe?
Vote DetailMSP VoteResult

Amendment 38 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 1 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 2 moved by John Lamont on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 41 moved by Alex Johnstone on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 42 moved by Mary Fee on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That th
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Amendment 5 moved by Patrick Harvie on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—Th
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Amendment 45 moved by Drew Smith on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—That
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Amendment 6 moved by Margaret Burgess on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—
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Amendment 7 moved by Claudia Beamish on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill—T
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Amendment 46 moved by Malcolm Chisholm on motion S4M-10438 Margaret Burgess: Housing (Scotland) Bill
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Motion S4M-10321: Willie Coffey, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-10186: Willie Coffey, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/06/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-09679: Willie Coffey, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 08/04/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08817: Willie Coffey, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 21/01/2014 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08376: Willie Coffey, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 20/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08319: Willie Coffey, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-08271: Willie Coffey, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 11/11/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07822: Willie Coffey, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-07817: Willie Coffey, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 25/09/2013 Show Full Motion >>
Motion S4M-06603: Willie Coffey, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 15/05/2013 Show Full Motion >>
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Question S4O-03391: Willie Coffey, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 16/06/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03264: Willie Coffey, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 12/05/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03131: Willie Coffey, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/04/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-03109: Willie Coffey, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 24/03/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02951: Willie Coffey, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 17/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4W-19744: Willie Coffey, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/02/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02872: Willie Coffey, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 27/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02828: Willie Coffey, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 13/01/2014 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02741: Willie Coffey, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 09/12/2013 Show Full Question >>
Question S4O-02701: Willie Coffey, Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 02/12/2013 Show Full Question >>

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